Exploring the neighborhood | Blaine, MN {Becka Lynn Photography}

Its been 9 months since I left the North Bay Area of California for the North Metro Area of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its been a long cold winter so I’ll admit I have spent most of my time indoors with the exception of those few times we went ice fishing. Needless to say, there is really nothing to prepare a person for the winters here in Minnesota but I am glad my girls have adjusted well and are enjoying all the snow. It wont be long before all the snow is gone and the rain will turn everything green.

Now that we are a week into Spring, the snow is finally starting to melt away as the temperatures begin to warm up a bit. Its so weird to say that being in the upper 30s to mid 40s feels warm to me. Yesterday I had the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the sun and go exploring AKA location scouting. My little model had a blast and couldn’t help but to laugh when the snow was so deep I found myself practically sitting in the snow when I would squat to get the shot.

Growing Up | Petaluma, Ca {Becka Lynn Photography}

A little over a week ago I made a quick trip back to Northern California and had a chance to meet up with a dear friend for a mini session over in one of my favorite locations, Old Downtown Petaluma.

It was a little over 3 years ago when we first met for family photos. Although over the years we have stayed in close touch and developed a friendship, one thing or another has prevented us from getting together again for family photos, be it schedule conflicts, illness or my moving to Minnesota. Luckily Becka Lynn Photography has a way of bringing back to NorCal quite often and this time our schedules worked out so we were able to FINALLY have another session together.

One of the best parts of my job is seeing families grow and change. As I was looking through the photos from 3 years ago, I am amazed how much these two have grown up.